I'm gonna Quit Drinking

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by jerseycat9, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Last night I got so bombed that i managed to lose $300 This is it I cant drink without problems so to stop having problems Im going to stop drinking
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I quit and have never felt better in my whole life. I have been clean and sober for over three years now. I used to be an opiate addict. I broke my leg in the USMC and they gave pain pills and..."a little would'nt do it so the little got more & more- just keep tryin to get a little better say a little better than before..." (GNR) ;)
    Just food for thought...
    "He that lives upon hope, dies farting." Benjamin Franklin 1736
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Very good idea, Alcohol nearly destroyed my life many years ago, I had to decide die, or quit drinking..I have not drank in 25 years...I am sure I have not missed anything either.
     
  4. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I quit drinking many years ago was one of the best things I ever did.
     
  5. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    It seems like every time I go out now I have a problem like this whether its losing money or not knowing when to stop spending money I thought I didnt have a problem with alcohol but I figured wrong or just overall bad judgement call DONT get me wrong I DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE I live next to a bar which is wy i chose this apartment
     
  6. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    I drank like a drunk for over 20 yrs the last 10 I couldn't figger out how to stop. My old lady sicked to 700 club on me and havent brank in 19 yrs. Don't mis faling down and doing stupid stuf at ala Drug or alchol is the same if you are adicted .
     
  7. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    the way I have always looked at it was the minute a persons says to me I dont have a problem with alcohol it confirms to me that they do. Lord knows I used to say it. Never missed a days work etc never a drunk driving etc. but I had real problem with it. I just didnt want to admit it. Felt I was going to miss out on something. Only things I miss out on are wondering why I aint got no money wondering what stupid things I did feeling sick destroying my body destroying my fmily life etc. Yep I aint missed a thing since I quit. Besides it gave me a lot more money and I mean a lot for fishing and doing things with the wife.I wish you luck its a hard road to go to quit. But it is worth every second of it. I had to go into a detox center for 30 days to quit and then a lot of support from family and friends but I made it. Took me years to rebuild some bridges I destroyed along the way during my drinking days got a lot of heart ache from seeing what my being selfish caused and seeing what I missed out on. Some of them bridges will never be rebuilt but I tried and I cant do anymore then that and with that I am satisfied. At least I got to apoligize to those I hurt along the way and if they didnt want to rebuild the relationship so be it I cant blame them at all it was my own doings. I have been sober now for many many years and am happy got a great wife decent life enjoying it to the fullest of my means now.
     
  8. kccats

    kccats New Member

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    I was a drug attict and alcoholic from 15 to 33.
    Checked myself into rehab for a month and have been clean and sober every since. That was 13 years ago.

    I don't do the stupid stuff I used to do but I still do stupid stuff.
    Being stupid, it was eaiser to take if I was stoned or drunk.
    Now, I just cope with being stupid.
    Some people would say that I am a "dry drunk".
    Thats not true, I'm just stupid.

    Ask DH!
     
  9. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    I quit drinking 16 years ago but I still have that occassional beer with a friend but if I bought a six pack, it would still be there 2 years later.
    The only way I will have a beer is that it has to be put in the freezer till it gets just a little slushy then I will drink it.
    I have never really been a drinker that would get out of control anyway.

    I spent 4 years in Germany in the Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist with the K-9 unit and when I got off work my dog and I went to the local pubs and I would drink some of that good ole German lager and beer in the stiens, I loved that german beer and so did my dog...:lol:
    Now I just don't care to drink unless it is socially.
     
  10. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    kccats:

    Now thats not fair, I have never ever said you were stupid, I think of you very high on the list of BOC members me and you have spoke many times and I for one think your a great guy, sometimes we might not agree with each other but it would not be the BOC if we didn't , I for one and argue with one person and the next minute go fishing with them and act like that never happened, but of course some can't but believe me you are one of my favorites on this board.
     
  11. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I did my share of the bad things in life (mainly because of the crowd I hung out with) and I always said I would have to sit down and make the decision to become an alcaholic, cause I just don't like the taste of it.
     
  12. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Hey Kccats are you sure you quit doing drugs or is that an old pic taken during that time period, LMAO!!!
     
  13. Iowa_Josh

    Iowa_Josh New Member

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    I can't afford it. I have worked with a number of people who got caught for drunk driving. i am not sure what it costs by the time it is done but a lot of money that I don't have.
     
  14. Nobody Special

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    I used to drink on weekends and I always got drunk and stupid. When my son was born, I decided I would never let him see me like that. That was 20 years ago and I've never wanted a drink since. It took me a few more years to quit the cigarettes, but I've been off them for over 5 years now.

    "NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM DRINKING"
     
  15. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Terry,
    I've been sober for 11 years now!!! Quitting drinking was the Best decision I ever made. Now that all those Crazy days Are behind Me life is much better. I can hold A job, pay My bills, own A bad @$$ truck & Boat, own a decent house and last but surely not least Have A beautiful wife and Great Kids!!!!

    A wise A&D cousler told Me if I worked as hard at Staying sober as i did getting drunk I would succeed in My quest for sobriety!!! He was so right!!!! Just take it one day at a time and if you stumble, Don't beat Yourself up, Just Get back on the wagon and Try Harder to resist the temptation. Live and Learn My Friend, I wish You luck!!!!!
     
  16. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    I for one enjoy a cold beer every now and then. I probably drink once or twice a month if I am lucky. Bacardi and Diet Coke is my drink of Choice, or Capt Morgans and Mountain Dew.

    I learned shortly after turning 21 that Bars are not the place for me. Spent a ton of money a few times in them. Definatly alot of Peer Pressure there.

    Good luck on quitting, we are pulling for ya brother. If you ever waiver just give us a shout.
     
  17. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    It's good that you recognize it as an issue, so now you can take care it before it takes care of you. My daddy used to drink like a fish, and it led to his death. I used to drink like that when upon entering adulthood because of peer pressure, but you soon realize the only real pressure is trying to maintain some sense of balance in your life. I do drink occasionally, but I never feel the need to keep beer or hard liquor at the house anymore. That said, I don't think my kids have ever seen me drunk, which is a victory and a blessing for our family. I used to hate seeing my dad drunk...

    Godspeed in your quest to regain control of your life...
     
  18. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Hey Terry, You have made a very important first step (admitting that you have a problem with drinking). This is the first step and as the weeks follow you will be tempted again. You must take control and resist it! You must find the strenth to change and control your life.

    Good luck to you!
     
  19. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck Bro, Ive been sober now for three years. Seems a lot longer than that but I just checked and I quit in May of 03. I figured it was time to quit when even warm or hot beer tasted good.
     
  20. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

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    Did'nt country singer Brad Paisley put a song out about this subject?